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the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the surge allowed us to turn a very important corner in 2011. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of th
is -- who answer the answer and where do we find it? but i see things -- i've been with the defense department for 35 years. everything is sigh saturday silent. i'm hoping you will do something about that in the educational system. starting with -- [inaudible] >> yeah. a lot there. both -- a couple of things. ultimately the question is what do we value? what skills are we trying to teach? .. >> it is clearly not the norm. it is clearly more the exception. i always get asked, what's the appropriate federal role. i think about that every day, what's our role, the state role, the local role. one of the best uses of time and resources, i think, is for us to shine a spotlight on best practices to help with more resources, with more flexibility, whatever it might be. so wherever we're seeing those skill sets being taught, shining a spotlight, convening groups of teachers and principals to talk about those things, we think, are really, really important. so we can help to try and build that culture. long way to go. the other thing that's emerging that i'm really interested in that's related
grants. one is in the same-sex marriage cases, the defense of marriage cases and the proposition 8 cases and the other is in the voting rights cases. both of these are likely to be taken on by the courts. we don't know how they will play out because they have not to grant uncertainty in these cases yet. i think they also share some interesting aspects, and those on the relationship between the state and a federal government. first, to turn to the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 cases -- i will talk about doma cases for it. first, for some history on doma, it was passed in 1996 and has two main sections from only one is really at issue in section 2 is about trying to protect states from being forced to recognized marriage in other states. the section that deals with the defense of marriage for federal purposes, federal law, federal taxes, a whole host of bedroll laws. it says, for the purpose of federal law, the word marriage means of a legal union between one man and one woman, husband and wife, and spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex. that is the section of the
, and reintegrate the revolutionaries in the defense and interior ministries, as well as other state institutions. before the first time since independence, we have political parties in the political arena there is freedom of expression in the press. there is unconditional freedom to demonstrate, the freedom of association, freedom to set up several institutions, unions as well as political and social, intellectual organizations without any limitations. this has led to a free dialogue and participation by all peoples in all parts of the world. mr. president, the time of the previous regime for more than four decades saw fragrant -- flagrant violations of human rights, torture, detention without trial, expeditionary killing, humiliation of citizens, mistreatment. the when the revolution erupted on 17 february through peaceful demonstrations, the previous regime faced them down with bullets and oppression in a grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. hence the human rights council suspended libya's membership in said council. and set up an international fact-finding c
. >>shepard: you listen carefully to their message and it sounds like the folks lean on defense and foreign policy and they have been going after the president and his team regarding the attack at the embassy. >>guest: absolutely. if you look at the new "washington post" poll, obama is leading on almost every issue. romney only leads on handling the deficit but the two are split on the economy. obama is leading on medicare, health care. people find his international policies doing a little bit better, as well. the romney campaign is trying to cut into the margins and what has been obama's strength, to bring that down ahead of the debate on wednesday which will focus on domestic policy which is interesting that romney is going after foreign policy this week. >>shepard: i found it interesting, as well, but based on what has happened the last couple of weeks, i guess governor romney and his team think we have an opportunity here, why not seize it? >>guest: absolutely. we saw the op-ed today from romney. that's a point of weakness for obama at this point. so the romney campaign will go after th
was on cruise control, sort of playing a prevent defense against newt gingrich. but then once gingrich won south carolina, he turned it on. the next couple of debates, everybody talked about gingrich master debater and romney won. he does have some debating skills. >> he's good under pressure. and the good part is, he's under pressure. >> here's the historical problem with that, there's very little correlation between debate performance and changing the dynamic of a race. you have to search wide and far to find somewhere where the debate has changed the dynamic in the race in a person who's not leading 45 days out if a guy comes back and wins that race. he's up against history here for changing the dynamic. >> but there is a challenge. he has to be likable. only one out of five americans are going to watch this. those are the opinion makers across this country. what he has to be is likable. the pundits say, he didn't make this point or that point. you decide who wins a debate on television with a sound-off, not on. >> i disagree with you a little bit. you go back to 2004. john kerry went into th
're still at the mercy of the players, coaches and fans. >> number 29, defense. first down. >> reporter: after all, all referees are still only human. as for the regular refs, they're certainly used to fans second-guessing their calls on the field. but their decision to hold out has resulteden a new eight year deal earning them more money and a bigger pension. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> never say never. the refs, high-fiving fans down the, down the -- field. >> you don't see that ever. >> first and last time. ever. >> i think the honeymoon is already over. and they botched a call in green bay. almost cost the packers a game if not for -- >> botched a call today. >> botched a call, the saints' kicker missing the field goal. >> maybe a conspiracy. paula, you would never do something look that if you were a referee. hey, there you go. >> what am i refing? >> nfl, big time. >> yeah. hey you! get off the field! >> reffing, the "world news now" flag football game. >> not going to play. ref it. >> i will cheat. >> when we come back kim for "the skinny." >> a secret celebrity wedding
they will hear a challenge to the defense of marriage act which you'll remember the administration has announced it will no longer defend in court. there is also the prop 8 case out of california. a voter approved amendment to the state's constitution which would give only legal recognition to marriage between a man and a woman. we're waiting. standing by, shep. >> shepard: all right. shannon bream in d.c. shannon, thanks. new accusations tonight that the justice department is spying on a lot more americans these days. that's according to the american civil liberties union. the aclu reports that from 2009 to 2011 orders for warrantless telephone surveillance went up 60%. emails and network data increased by 361%. this kind of surveillance doesn't involve monitoring the content of conversations they tell us. that is the government is keeping tabs on to whom people are talking but not what they are saying still an aclu representative says a rise in surveillance is some cause for concern. >> the people have a right to know how these extremely invasive surveillance powers are being used and if there
they're good offensively. can they get enough stops defensively? >> yeah, 19-2, tom brady against the bills. packers needed a strong game. rebound from the monday night, what did they call it, fail mary pass. >> yeah, yeah. >> sending the saints home, 0-4. >> can you believe it? the new orleans' saints. >> i need to eat. >> great game, great game last year, against the san francisco 49ers. >> do not put food in my face, i will eat it. they're 0-4. hard to believe, what moxie, what great character shown by the green bay packers. handled it well all week. said all the right things. almost get a terrible call late by the real officials who are back. able to do enough late to hang on and beat new orleans. new orleans, lost a lot of close games. >> drew brees has been performing, 446 yards passing in this game. and we had late-game heroics. a couple of undefeated teams, 4-0. falcons, cardinals. >> falcons/cardinals, looked like cam newton and panthers had bounced back off a tough loss against the giants in week three. they come out play a great game on the road in atlanta. only to have
church. >>ed the church's position . it was inward and defensive if you will for centuries he opened the doors and windows and invited the world in the church and church to engage with the world. >> steve: that took a mighty broadleap. generally popes want to keep it the way they are. some of the thippings they had to? >> yes, the outpard practice like the litty of the mass before 1962, some of us might remember this. that the priest faced away from the people and the mass was said in latin. since the changes. people participate and the preese is facing the people mass is in the local languages around the world and it is it a different feel experience for the people. >> steve: sure. what about outreach to other religions. >> that is an important part of the vatican 2 and part who john 23rd was. the ecmenical dialogue with the protest apt religions and other christian religions were begun in earnest with the vatican 2 and also thorth dox christians and a different attitude toward relations with the jews especially since world twar two and holocaust and it was a dark period. >> that co
of corruption in any area means there is an effect on efficiency. for this reason the ministry of defense at the ministry of interior have built their own counter corruption programs which have examined the way they do business and the money flows, the material flows within the system. as a result of their close examination of how they do business internally throughout the chain of command, i can tell you in number of people have been arrested and the message is out there within the ministry of interior and the m.o.d. that corruption will not be tolerated. this requires intensive efforts to get to grips with. the security ministries are in the lead across the government in spearheading the counter corruption efforts. there was a second part to your question. >> to elaborate in the manner in which york implementing the guardian angel program. if you can give some examples of that, the guardian angel program. >> it is the way that people go about their business. keeping an eye on their mates all taking exercise while playing sports or relaxing within -- where has that task to stay on one si
they thought they'd be at 2-2. defensively they have a lot to work out. the secondary continues to give up big plays. but on offense, the all rookie field of robert griffin and albert morris tougher than expected. rg3 having one of the best seasons ever for a rookie quarterback, and alfred morris ranks in the top five in the nfl for rushing. he's on pace for more than 1,500 yards. from tampa, dan hellie, news 4 sports. >> pretty impressive numbers there. >> can't wait for saturday. >> that's what we like to hear for sure. >>> 5:08 is our time. next the protest this morning that could cause headaches for your commute. >>> plus clearing the air. how that is now a sigh of relief for people who live and work in one part of alexandria. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >>> t
way -- what i would suggest is don't go on defense. everybody in politics has these change positions. so you go after the president for some of those really dramatic flip-flops that he's had just like everybody else. >> rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, he's in denver helping the romney campaign get ready for a huge night, debate night in america. mr. mayor, thanks for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. take care. >> thank you. >>> and just ahead here in "the situation room," we're going to hear from the other side, stephanie cutter, the deputy cap pain manager for barack obama, she's going to join us live from denver as well. that's coming up later. our new poll shows voters have very definite ideas about who they expect will win tonight. gloria borger is standing by. she's got the numbers. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my wa
a number of incidents between the two countries. last june, syrian antiaircraft defenses shot down a turkish military reconnaissance jet, killing two pilots, both sides disagree on where exactly that incident took place. but the turks did not really fire back. they didn't use force aside from condemning that attack. the syrians accused turkey of arming the rebels that are fighting against bashar al assad's regime. so this is a very tense relationship and there are voices here at turkey calling for more significant retaliation in response to the death of these five turkish citizens. >> how do the turks feel, ivan, when it comes to possible military intervention in syria? >> i think there are a lot of misgivings, brooke. there are a lot of voices here that are afraid that turkey could be dragged into a war with syria. opposition, political parties have spoken out against the government's policy of supporting the syrian opposition and supporting the syrian rebels. they actually accused the u.s. of trying to outsource turkey to try to bring down the assad regime. those are charges that
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